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Entrepreneurship

In 2019, 32 community members graduated from The Maa Trust’s first Street Business School entrepreneurship course.

Isen is a certified Street Business School (SBS), Lead Business Coach. She was trained in skills to coach small scale entrepreneurs on how to fight poverty through business.

In December 2019, 32 trainees graduated with a Street Business School certificate after The Maa Trust’s first cohort through the 6-month, 8 module entrepreneurship course. The course covered a wide variety of business skills including business identification, bookkeeping, market research and business planning. The students continued to receive coaching and support for one year, that is 2020.

The Second Cohort of trainees start their training in February 2021.

In addition to the SBS programme, The Maa Trust is empowering women’s groups through microfinance training and loan access. In 2019, five women’s groups were supported to secure loans from the Women’s Enterprise Fund. Group members were then trained in basic business skills, loan accounting and payment.

By the Numbers

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5

women's groups attained and serviced Women’s Enterprise Loans.

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32

graduated with a Street Business School certificate.

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60

SBS graduates targeted for 2020